Kawasaki J125 launch

Published: 15 December 2015

MCN Senior Road Tester Adam Child was at the launch of the Kawasaki’s all new J125 scooter around the city streets of Malaga. 

Kawasaki launched their first ever scooter, the J300, only last year. Now Kawasaki have doubled their scooter fleet with the all-new J125, the baby sibling to the J300.

It features a single cylinder 125cc four-stroke engine which is water-cooled and produces a claimed 13.8bhp and 8.5ftlb of torque. With a claimed weight of 182kg the J125 is on the heavy side and competes directly with Suzuki’s Burgman ( £3499/159kg) and Yamaha’s popular X-Max 125 (£3799/173kg).

The J125 mirrors the attractive lines of the J300 and like the J300 comes with under-seat storage, this time enough for a single full face helmet and A4 briefcase, instead of two helmets like the J300. Additionally there’s a small glove box at the front which has a 12v accessory outlet.  ABS comes as standard as does a anti temper anti-theft ignition switch

Bikes will be arriving in the UK in January and will cost £3799 for the standard model and £3899 for the special edition. The full test report will be here soon and in the December 30 issue.